View Poll Results: Who else in your family is involved in Scouting?

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  • Spouse/partner

    21 20.19%
  • Child(ren)

    30 28.85%
  • Whole family

    22 21.15%
  • Other family member ie mum or dad, sister, brother

    30 28.85%
  • Just myself

    25 24.04%
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Thread: Scouting in the family

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    Scouting in the family

    Quite a few of the other leaders in my District have spouses or partners involved in Scouting and/or children. Since my boys' left, its just me in my family as my husband has never really been interested (its a constant disappointment!). I bet its a big bonus having your partner/spouse involved - no nagging about too much time on Scouting!

    How about you? Who else in your immediate family, if anyone, is involved either as a Scouter or willing support? Here's a poll - hopefully I've covered all bases



    PS Thanks to the Mods for moving the poll and taking out the word "adult" from the "other family member option"
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    me .....hubbie and both children.


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    Me, my beautiful wife, 2 sons, mother, nephews.

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    Me, and the Mrs helps when needed
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    Both the Mrs and I are wood-badged leaders. We actually met on a Cub Camp.

    My 4 year old son is a Wannabee. He wants to be a Beaver or a Scout lol.
    He regularly accompanies me to the Campsite as my 'Assistant Warden'
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    Me and my 2 nephews (different County & District) 1 in Cubs ready to start linking to Scouts and the other who has justed started Beavers both of them love Scouting.

    I've also got a 2 year old niece who is at this stage going to be joing Beavers when she is old enough.
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    Me, husband, all 4 kids, although oldest 2 are not very active at the moment. They come to help out sometimes (No network here and both have reasons for not being leaders at the moment)

    Sister in law and niece are leaders in guiding

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    My big brother was ASL when I was in Scouts. My nephew is ACL in his Pack now. One of my sisters was 'briefly' very involved in her Group as her kids went through.

    I seem to have always had an involvment with Scouting in some way whenever I've been 'static' in this country.

    Now Son 1 is a Cub, Daughter 1 a Brownie (very proud to match big brothers Sixer status !) Son 2 keen to get into Beavers and already declaring he's going to be a Scout LEADER ! when he's big. (His emphasis ) Daughter 2 is still blissfully oblivious of all this shennannigans and its potential for mischief and fun.

    My Wife is very patient and supportive but in no way involved. My old GSL , who she knew well, could be very persistant in his persausion of 'volunteers'.

    She said 'No' politely once. When he persisted with comments and subtle approachs of "could you just help with this one .... no commitment" etc She very politely and pleasantly (honest !) said if he kept on she'd find me another Group !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggy72 View Post
    My 4 year old son is a Wannabee. He wants to be a Beaver or a Scout lol.
    He regularly accompanies me to the Campsite as my 'Assistant Warden'
    My five year old is similar. 'You can start in a year' has been said many times recently! Well he sees his cub brother and dad off on another uniformed quest and he likes fires and knows I do too!
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    Me, wife and two of my children

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    me and 3 of my children .

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    Son was a Scout (now left), daughter a current Scout (APL).

    Scouting is not my wife's "thing" but she is fully and enthusiastically supportive of me up to the point where "it interferes with your own family's activities and state of affairs" - which is absolutely quite correct.
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    Me, 1 daughter in Scouts and 1 in Beavers. Missus was a Beaver leader for a while.

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